Movieville festival set to debut in Lakewood Ranch

wtatangelo@bradenton.comMay 6, 2011 

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Filmmakers from around the world might soon have the opportunity to show their work -- and perhaps stay for a few days -- in Manatee County.

The newly formed Movieville International Film Festival seeks submissions. It’s requesting features, shorts, documentaries and animated content.

Deadline is May 15.

The festival takes place June 17-19 in Sarasota Film Society’s Lakewood Ranch Cinemas.

The overall theme is “to focus on new and emerging filmmakers of all races, ethnic groups and nationalities, whether they are undergraduate and/or graduate film students or filmmakers of any age starting out on their flimmaking careers,” according to The Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office’s website.

“Submissions will be carefully vetted and independently judged.”

Family friendly content is preferred and priority will be given to submissions from Florida residents.

Sanborn Studios, Sara- sota Film Society and The Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office are listed as the sponsors of Movieville on the festival’s website.

For more information, call (941) 359-6800 or visit www.movievillefilm

Wade Tatangelo, features writer/columnist, can be reached at (941) 745-7057. Visit his blog at

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